James Madison had warned us of a time such as this in Federalist No. 47 declaring that “the accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny“.
The slow accumulation of power under the Obama adminstration has reached a point in which the legislative and judiciary are no longer separated, but united within the executive branch.
The President has done this strategically, willfully, and intentionally under his commitment to “fundamentally transform the United States of America“.
“The ‘fundamental transformation’ he promised”, states Andrew McCarthy, “involves concentrating power into his own hands by flouting law – statutes, judicial rulings, the constitution itself – and essentially daring the other branches of government to stop him”. The President strategically seeks to agglomerate more power in the federal executive branch, enabling him willfully, without meaningful opposition, to intentionally remake our nation.
The President is successfully transforming a society rooted in individually liberty and private property into one modeled on top-down, redistributionist statism which advances by increasingly concentrating governmental power. The more concentrated the governmental power, the more lawless and tyrannical the President becomes.
We have reached this point as we know that Congress will not pursue the power of the purse to rein in Obama’s lawlessness, we are left with only one option. That option being the impeachment of the President of the United States.
As McCarthy further notes, “impeachment is the only other alternative to the current Congress’s obviously preferred course of action. If you won’t defund malfeasance, you have to remove it – or accept it”. Simply put, there is no other course.
From the perspective of an ordinary American citizen like myself, the answer to this is no. The George Mason question is of utter importance and must be answered by millions of ordinary American’s in order for an actual impeachment to have standing.
While it is necessary to prove the President has committed “high crimes and misdemeanors“, it is not sufficient, for the politics take precedence. It is the public will that must be convinced that the removal of Barack Obama is warranted.
“The public must reach the conclusion”, states McCarthy, “that the constitutionally subversive nature of the impeachable offenses renders it intolerable to permit the President to continue in power; and the public must make its representatives understand that failing to act on that conclusion will shorten their cherished Washington careers”.
The legal case for impeachment against Barack Obama grows more evident as scandal upon scandal mount with each passing day.
Yesterday it was the usurpation of the legislative authority of Congress via his 18 unilateral changes to amend Obamacare without Congress. Today its the breakdown of our Border Security as known Mexican gang members are allowed to illegally enter the country to be “reunited with their families” due to Barack Obama’s granting of amnesty via his “prosecutorial discretion” not to deport minors.
The Obama adminstration’s abuse of power is troubling and outright dangerous to the fate of our country. Until the public and more importantly the media begins to acknowledge the President’s persistent pattern of lawlessness and his willingness to disregard the law, Obama will continue to enforce his own policies as he sees fit via executive fiat.
With the accumulation of all powers in the hands of Barack Obama…he may justly be pronounced the very definition of a tyrant.